Membership Matters

Reminder: Annual memberships are concurrent with the school year expiring on June 30th. Join/renew for the 2020-2021 school year.

It used to be that people waited until conference registration to renew membership. That made sense when membership was required to attend the state conference. Now, it makes sense to stay current regardless of conference attendance.
The new INSHAPE membership offers benefits every day of the year. Of course, members get discounted conference fees. However, that is the icing on the cake.
Member benefits, featured below make membership a great value for less than a $1 per week. However, the heart of membership value is much more.
What is the power of association? Historically, educational pressures have sometimes marginalized emphasis on health and physical education. PE bundled in the "specials" category creates systemic vulnerability. The power of association is the collective voice to improve policy, guidelines, standards, and funding.
Working with SHAPE America, we have made tremendous progress. Federal law (ESSA) now defines health and physical education as part of a well-rounded education. That is extremely important because it means educational resources are available to H/PE on equal footing to language arts and mathematics.
"It's not the prom. Don't wait to be asked." There is opportunity. The case for quality health and PE has to be made at both the state and local level. Together, we can. Together, we will.
INSHAPE by the numbers. There are 2,200+ school buildings in Indiana with over 5,000 health and physical educators, coaches and administrators. Making impact means giving voice to the passion and capabilities of those entrusted with over a million Hoosier learners.
INSHAPE is engaged with state organizations eager to support your important work. The question: does the association have teacher representation in all schools? While membership grew by 21% last year, we still represent less than half of all Indiana schools. Progress to date has been enough to receive attention, modest grants, and growing support. For that we are grateful and energized.
The bottom line: Let's make 2020 the year that finds an INSHAPE voice in every Indiana school building. Combine your voice with other voices. That is why your membership matters. Here are individual benefits:
  • One stop professional development: enough H/PE-specific PGP hours to surpass licensure requirements. (i.e. summer virtual institute)
  • Ready-to-go lessons and activities: standards-based and peer tested.
  • Service-learning and social-emotional learning programs (health.moves.minds.)
  • Grant opportunities to help local school programs and promote health equity among all Indiana learners.
  • Advocacy for quality health and physical education in the state of Indiana. Advocacy assistance and representation.
  • Work-related personal liability insurance (optional $1 million)
  • More: teacher recognition, scholarships, leadership development, special opportunities
One of the most popular benefits is the opportunity to network with Indiana's best health and physical educators. Sharing best practices has makes our members more effective and more satisfied.
Join us on our mission to foster a state where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives. Together, we can. Together, we will.

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Meet Cassie Brooks

Five questions with Cassie Brooks, health and physical education teacher at Brownsburg West Middle School.
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New PE/PA Grants

The YAPA grant is focused on providing physical activity opportunities for youth and adolescents, 6-17 years of age (K-12) in the classroom, school, and before or after school program settings.

Apply by July 10th.

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Renew Your Membership

Annual memberships expire this month. INSHAPE represents the needs of over 5,000 educators, administrators, and coaches. We are better together to ensure all Indiana children learn how to live a healthy, active life. Renew now to extend your membership through June 30, 2021.

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The health. moves. minds.™ program brings the lessons, activities, and community-building ideas that can help kids live their best lives. Inspire healthy habits, fuel active minds, and teach kids to thrive physically and emotionally with this new service-learning program.


“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”     ~ Isabelle Eberhardt


INSHAPE brings you inside the profession of health and physical education with exclusive professional development, resources, support, advocacy, and programs. Join/renew today!
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